Here’s a message about stress and your teeth, from the dentist at Jordan Landing Smiles.
When you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Perhaps you became the caregiver for an ailing parent, took on a second job, or started night school to earn an advanced degree.
Not every stressor is negative. A new baby, marriage, career, or move can be exciting – but overwhelming, too. It’s okay, and sometimes even helpful, to drop some of the balls. You can probably let another parent take over room mother duties for a few weeks, forego a haircut, or skip poker night until things calm down.
When life hands you extra challenges it is easy to get lax about oral hygiene. Sometimes you feel too exhausted to brush or floss and skip regular check-ups and cleanings. We remind you to look at the possible consequences of neglecting your smile.
1. Tooth decay
2. Gum disease
2. Tooth and gum pain
3. Bad breath
5. Tooth loss
Your plate is already full – you don’t want to add poor oral health and the associated expense and inconvenience required to treat advanced problems.
Let the car go unwashed for a few weeks. Record your favorite show to watch later when things slow down. Postpone that kitchen remodel. But keep your smile healthy – it really will make your life easier, healthier, and happier.